Like so many of President Barack Obama’s policies, we all knew that this was coming, despite all of his promises to the contrary, and, as with his other failures, the media doesn’t find it as important as what clothing designer celebrities are wearing lately.
Iran is, according to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, “a nuclear state.” Remember that this is a country that has already bombed Washington, D.C. in an attempt to kill the Saudi ambassador.
President Obama told us again and again that he would prevent that from happening. But we all knew. Nobody really thought that Obama would go to war over nuclear nonproliferation; nobody really thought that he would lift a finger to keep this from happening.
And it is a terrifying thing to consider. The greatest (or should I say worst?) state sponsor of terrorism in the world now has at least one nuclear weapon to play with. Never mind the fact that North Korea just put out a video of a nuclear missile hitting the United States.
How about the Hezbollah-funding, Assad-supporting regime trying to imminentize the eschaton in Persia?
Terrifying is not a strong enough word, really, at least not for those of us who live in major cities, least of all us who live in, say, Washington, D.C., a city whose behavior practically dares God to punish us.
There are no words strong enough to describe an atomic bomb in the hands of these people. This is beyond a tragedy; it is beyond frightening. Such words were invented long before these weapons were even considered possible.
What else did President Obama, with a wink, tell us wasn’t going to happen? He was going to support marriage, but then he “evolved.” Then there was sequestration, which is happening this week. In debating Mitt Romney, Obama said that it was not his idea, and that it wasn’t going to happen anyway: wrong on both accounts. But with 51 percent of the vote and another term, who cares?
According to Bob Woodward’s book, "The Price of Politics," it was Jack Lew’s idea. Yes, that Jack Lew, the guy who told the Senate about the president’s budget balancing.
I’ve heard of some bad math in my life, but how could anyone think someone could fall for that? Not a single one of Obama’s budgets ever balances, not in 10 years, not in 30, not in 100, not in 1,000.
Nevertheless, Lew is going to be our next secretary of the treasury. Maybe — I hope — our creditors can’t do math either.
Is he that much worse than the last Secretary of the Treasury, Tim Geithner, who owed the Treasury thousands of dollars when he was nominated? Owing taxes is not a problem if you’re one of the Democrat cool kids: just look at Warren Buffet, who owes a billion (not a whole lot, really, only a few hours of federal spending). No wonder he thinks the rich should pay more: he really has hardly paid a cent!
At least there are some job openings somewhere in America! Unemployment is now back up to 7.9 percent, and GDP shrunk in the last quarter, so I’m happy to see all of these openings in the Obama administration: secretary of labor, energy, interior, and transportation are all still open. If we’ve got a tax cheat and someone who is willing to deceive the public at Treasury, then I expect that we’ll have a layabout at Labor, and an Amish person at Energy and Transportation.
Let him nominate them; it won’t really matter. A nuclear Iran and an America $136 trillion in debt makes anything else into pointless makework.
If you turned on your television, you might think that the biggest issue facing our country is 20-year olds stealing their mothers’ guns, or illegal immigration, as if we have never had these problems ever before, and as if they are destroying our country.
They are neither new, nor are they going away, no matter if we — as a woman suggests in "All Quiet on the Western Front," — cut off boys’ trigger fingers, or put up a gigantic fence around the entire continent.
As for their consequences, they pale, along with just about everything else in the entire world, in comparison with even a fraction of our debt, or with even one nuclear bomb in Persian hands.
Armstrong Williams is an African-American political commentator who writes a conservative newspaper column, hosts a nationally syndicated TV program called “The Right Side,” and hosts a daily radio show on Sirius/XM Power 128 (7-8 p.m. and 4-5 a.m.) Monday through Friday. Read more reports from Armstrong Williams — Click Here Now.
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